Educating the Ideal: A Humanist Approach Moral Education Secondary 5 MVHS Background • Education is key to developing ideal citizens. • School is the environment where this development takes place. From after-school activities to course content, everything we learn in schools helps to “form” us into a citizen of the world. • The ideal citizen takes a “moral point of view” - one equal member amongst a community. As in schools. • Family nurtures your morals, while school nurtures the social. These 2 work hand in hand in creating an ideal citizen. Project: design your school • Task: Design a school you feel would make an ideal citizen. Use as many Humanist beliefs in your design as possible. • Instructions: – In teams of 2, use your journal entry #5 to design your school. You must implement every aspect of a normal school into your school. This will be presented to the class upon completion. – Follow the categories closely, and make sure it is well throughout and you are able to answer question about your school. Categories 1. Subjects: What core subjects would be taught, and what complementary subjects would be taught. 2. Extra-curricular: What kind of activities would be offered outside of the class I.e. clubs, sports, students life, carnivals, festivals etc… Continue… 3. Pedagogical approach: How would we teach our students? How would any given day unfold? 4. Teacher’s role: What would be the teachers role in your school besides the obvious. 5. Student’s role: What is the students role? 6. Discipline and rules: What are they? 7. School services: What else should the school offer as services to their students in helping in the development of the student. 8. Bell schedule, lunch menu, recess, period length, and all other details … Assemble Project 1. Write a paragraph for each category 100 to 150 words. Give good details. 2. Must buy a big cardboard at school store (50 cent). 3. Draw a picture of your school in center of board and then paste your paragraphs all around your IDEAL SCHOOL. 4. Present to class: who says what.